12 Free and Cheap Ideas to Try in Biarritz

12 Free and Cheap Ideas to Try in Biarritz
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| Those who are currently unable to take their dates to an amazing and expensive place: don’t feel discouraged because it’s actually a great opportunity to get creative and prove that the most meaningful things don’t cost any money. For those looking for inexpensive date ideas, here are 12 free and cheap ideas to try in Biarritz.

Watch the sunset

Yes, it sounds a little bit corny to have a date during sunset, but the sunset more than makes up for it. Many who have visited Biarritz agree that it is a must-do while in the region. So grab a drink or sit at one of the tapas bars overlooking the ocean and let nature do its magic.

Breathtaking sunset/ © Jean de Montaudouin/ Courtesy of Jean de Montaudouin

Become a tour guide for the day

Biarritz is an outstanding city and while there, you will certainly be stunned many times by its unwavering beauty. Plan an itinerary for a day and take a date to some of the most beautiful spots in the city. The Rocher de la Vierge is highly recommended as is the Biarritz Lighthouse and its 360° view of the city. Absolutely splendid.

Biarritz Lighthouse

La Chambre d’Amour in Anglet

La Chambre d’Amour (the love Room) got its name from a famous story in the region: a poor young man and the daughter of a rich farmer fell in love and used to hide in this picturesque cave to live their passionate but forbidden love story. Reenact this Basque version of Romeo and Juliet—with a better ending, of course.

Promenade la Chambre d’Amour, Anglet, France

Go to a beach party

There is a plethora of beach parties to attend in Biarritz during the summer. Bust a move and release some pressure on the dance floor.


Wander around in Les Halles

Les Halles is a vibrant area to walk around and to get a real feel of the local culture. Head there around late afternoon or early evening and stop by the numerous stands to try some of the region’s delicacies.

Les Halles, 11 Rue des Halles, Biarritz, France, +33 05 59 41 99 91

Snap some pictures

Biarritz’s unwavering beauty is definitively something to display on Instagram feeds, but why not use the same scenery to create amazing memories together? Grab a camera, snap some photos across town for a day, and have them printed for an insta-gift or memento from the day.

Straight the pose

Improvise a spa at home

Biarritz and the Basque region is known for its numerous spas and seawater treatments. But because high quality has a price, it may be difficult to afford a nice spa treatment for two. Don’t feel down, there is a solution: organize an at-home spa-treatment date? Go to the supermarket, buy some massage oil and scrub masks, and bring the spa experience home.

Bring the spa into your home

Skinny dip

Don’t engage in illegal activity, but spice things up a little if possible. On hot summer days, a night dip could be refreshing. Make sure to bring a blanket to wrap up in to stay warm…and get closer.

People watch

People watching often turns into gossiping, but this is something different. Sit in a café’s terrace with a date and start imagining the life of the people walking by. Whether they join in or not, it’s an inexpensive way to show creativity.

Public spaces are perfect for people watching

Travel across the region

Biarritz and the Basque region is famous for the diversity of its beautiful landscapes, so be adventurous and explore its multiple gems. Daily trips to San Sebastian are not so expensive, and it offers the chance to see one of the most outstanding places in the whole region. If that’s still too much, jump on the bus and tour the most beautiful beaches in the region to swim or surf.

San Sebastián, Spain

Go to La Rhune

The Rhune is a mountain only accessible via an old train. Embark on this charming excursion and for less than €20 ($23.53) each, enjoy a formidable experience together.

La Rhune Train, Col de Saint-Ignace, Sare, France, +33 05 59 54 20 26

Go back where it all began

For those who met in Biarritz and have been dating for a while, get a little sentimental and plan a date where it all began. Revive the emotion of that first date and each can share how they felt when the relationship first began.